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ASM GM 2013 - The Effects of Fracking on the Microbial Ecology of Groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.  What effect does this process have on the microorganisms that naturally exist in the water in this process?  

  • Paula Mouser, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States
  • Erin Lipp, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States

 

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